March 04, 2013

A 24-year-old man from Lacombe died as an aftermath of a car crash in the early morning of Saturday just along the Transmitter Road near the bike trail of Tammany Trace. St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office said Monday that the cause of the one-car wreck is still under investigation, although many believed that speeding was an important factor.

One passenger of the car, identified as William Gaffney was delivered to the hospital sustaining life-threatening injuries but was pronounced dead after admission.

The driver of the car was identified as a 62-year-old man residing in the Slidell area. He sustained injuries and was transported to New Orleans’ Public Hospital Interim LSU.

According to preliminary investigation, the operator of 2012 Mazda 3 was driving towards south along Transmitter Road in the vicinity of Lacombe at nearly 2:00 o’clock in the morning. For unknown reasons or due to speed, the driver lost control and swerved off the road and crashed against a tree. Deputies responded to the call and saw around the area car pieces that were strewn all around a large area. It covered the corner of Clesi Avenue and Transmitter Road, south of Tammany Trace.

Since the driver was still in critical condition, no citation or charges were issued. It will be given at a much later day when he will be in good condition.

Officials said they will have to wait for several for the result of the toxicology test which will the evidence that alcohol was the primary factor of the crash.

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Sources: Nola Com
(http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2013/03/lacombe_man_dies_in_weekend_ca.html#incart_river
(http://www.nola.com/traffic/index.ssf/2013/02/man_79_dies_after_car_crash_in.html)